Don River and Stillwater

Surendra Lawoti, Untitled 1, 101.6 x 127 cm archival inkjet print, 2009

Surendra Lawoti, Paulie, 76.2 x 101.6 cm archival inkjet print, 2010

Chris Boyne, Stillwater, 240 x 98 cm Chromogenic Print, 2009

Surendra Lawoti, Don River, Installation view at Gallery 44

Chris Boyne, Stillwater, Installation view at Gallery 44

Don River and Stillwater

Saturday, April 30, 2011 to Saturday, June 4, 2011
Opening Reception:
April 30,
2:00PM to 5:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

The Don River series by Surendra Lawoti documents the users of the shores of the Don River Valley in Toronto. Lawoti’s detailed large-scale images focus on the makeshift shelters and their inhabitants that can be found along the river, as well as the recreational users of this green urban space.

Chris Boyne’s project Stillwater consists of a colour landscape photograph and a narrativesoundscape. The work seeks to record an event that happened in 1952.

ArtSync - Chris Boyne Artist Interview Video

ArtSync - Surendra Lawoti Artist Interview Video

Artist Biography: 

Surendra Lawoti was born in Nepal and is now based in Toronto, where he is a Sessional Faculty at Ontario College of Art and Design. He received his BA from Columbia College Chicago and MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He has received awards from Ontario Arts Council, Artadia, Somerville Arts Council and CAAP Grant through City of Chicago. His work has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, and Medellin, Colombia and in Kathmandu, Nepal. His work stems out of from his interest in social issues, politics, documentary, art and beauty. 

Chris Boyne (b. 1984. Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a visual artist who uses his own history to explore the complexity of memory, identity and place. A natural storyteller, Boyne subtly invites his audience to share a sense of self-exploration. Currently, he is completing his MFA in Photography at Concordia University in Montreal. His work has been exhibited in Ontario and Québec and he is the recipient of several awards including the Omer DeSerres Award for Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts and the Dick and Gretchen Evans Fellowship for Photography.